Tracy’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Series: Honor Prevails, #1
Release Date: March 13, 2015
This is not your average Regency romance, it is a compelling story of addiction, betrayal, blackmail, secrets and deep emotion.
Devlyn Maitlin and Anna, Lady Stafford first meeting is one that Devlyn will never forget. In an attempt to prove that she is not the cold, passionless woman her late husband said she was, Anna has set up a tryst. But Devlyn is not the man she is supposed to meet and while incredibly tempted, his honor will not let him engage with an intoxicated Anna.
Anna is a complexed, flawed heroine, after a very unhappy marriage, she found solace and comfort in wine, but now she has acknowledged her addiction and decides to quit. She also wants to remarry and have children – believing this will make her happy.
Devlyn is trying to find his way, guilt and physical reminders of deeds he longs to forget had made it hard, but he never forgot Anna and as luck would have it he is able to connect with her again thanks to his mother. His mother tasked him with investigating the questionable actions of his sister-in-law and is surprised, yet delighted, that that leads him back to Anna.
This was a well-written, steamy-ish tale of two flawed people, finding love, acceptance and forgiveness. It touches on some trigger issues (addiction & barrenness) and I think the author did an outstanding job with these issues. The book pulled me in and held me until the very end. I am happy to recommend this book and will definitely checking out her backlist!!
*I am voluntarily leaving review for an eBook that was provided to me.*